Wentworth Wooden Puzzles is calling for Puzzle Positivity ahead of this year’s National Jigsaw Day on Tuesday, November 3rd by encouraging its fans and followers to share their jigsaw puzzle love across social media in a call to bring the nation’s puzzlers together in an online event.
The day will also mark the start of Wentworth Puzzles’ new search for Wentworth Ambassadors, individuals whose role it will be to test new puzzle innovations and be a part of the extended Wentworth family.
The Wiltshire-based company is known for its high-quality wooden puzzles and were responsible for the first ever National Jigsaw Day back in 2015. Since then, the yearly event has grown in popularity and marks an important day on the calendar for jigsaw puzzle fans across the UK.
In what has been a challenging year for many, Wentworth is calling for puzzle fans across the UK to come together online, and share their jigsaw puzzle stories and pictures and spread some Puzzle Positivity. Followers and fans are being encouraged to share pictures of their puzzles with the hashtag #PuzzlePositivity on Tuesday, November 3rd.
The day also marks the start of a new search for the team at Wentworth Wooden Puzzles. Following the successful appointment of a Minister for Jigsaws to help promote a love of puzzles across the generations, Wentworth is now asking for nominations for Wentworth Ambassadors, to test new puzzle innovations and be part of the extended Wentworth family.
Applications open officially on November 3rd, and will be promoted across Wentworth’s social media and website. The new Wentworth Ambassadors will be announced on January 29th 2021, otherwise known as International Puzzle Day.
“This National Jigsaw Day we want to encourage every puzzler to spread Puzzle Positivity and support each other through what has been and continues to be a stressful period for many. Whether that be by lending a puzzle to a friend or sharing a puzzle over a cup of tea, we all need some positivity in our lives right now, said Sarah Watson, managing director, Wentworth Wooden Puzzles
Wentworth Puzzles has in recent months been putting a greater emphasis on the importance of puzzling for younger audiences, having seen the interest from younger fans increase dramatically throughout 2020.
“Jigsaw puzzles are proven to increase focus, patience and help with feelings of relaxation, and due to their immersiveness, working on a jigsaw puzzle can be very meditative,” said the firm.
“The wellbeing potential of a jigsaw puzzle was discovered by many in 2020 who were seeking a reprieve from the effects of lockdown. We’re currently seeing a new puzzling trend across the UK that looks set to stay with us. Sales of jigsaw puzzles have increased by more than 200 per cent since March, and it’s no surprise that a jigsaw is now considered a household essential.
With a whole new community of puzzle enthusiasts ready to share their stories digitally and join in the fun, Wentworth Puzzles are hoping for some real #PuzzlePositivity on National Jigsaw Day,” it concluded.